Harry Redknapp: My future is in Tottenham Hotspur’s hands
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp cools talk of a move away from White Hart Lane and plays down rumours of a rift with chairman
Harry Redknapp has insisted his Tottenham future is in the club’s hands following speculation surrounding his position at White Hart Lane.
The 65-year-old, who guided Spurs to a fourth-place finish last season, was the subject of reports claiming he had fallen out with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and was considering his future at the club.
But Redknapp, whose Spurs contract expires at the end of next season, has moved to quash speculation suggesting he was considering walking away from the club and insists he is happy in north London.
“People talk about it but I’ve never had a problem with Daniel Levy,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “I have no idea where that came from.
“The situation is that I have one year remaining on my contract. It is up to Tottenham if they think I am the man to take the forward.
“Things couldn’t have gone better since I’ve been there. We’ve finished fourth twice, fifth once, quarter-finals of the Champions League and played fantastic football.
“It is a good club and I enjoy being at Tottenham.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, whose own White Hart Lane future has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks, is desperate to see Redknapp stay at Spurs.
Asked if it is important Redknapp agrees a new deal at White Hart Lane, he replied: “Yeah, I think so. He is doing a fantastic job, so I don’t see any problems.
“I think he’s going to sign a new contract – I hope so – and I think it’s also good for every team when they have a manager who’s there for many years. So I hope he stays.”
Van der Vaart has been linked with a move to Bundesliga side Schalke in recent days, but the Dutchman all but ended talk of a move away by saying he does not expect to move clubs this summer.
Asked if there is any chance of him leaving, he replied: “No, I don’t think so. There’s always interest. But I’m happy in England and I want to stay.
“In football, you never know, and that’s what I wanted to say and nothing more.”